Model - Deutsche Bundesbahn Class 23 Steam Locomotive
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H135 x W265 x D100mm (tender)
H150 x W488 x D409mm (box)
BD Augsburg \ Bw Kempten
BOCKHOLT-LOKOMOTIVEN \ MASCHINE NR 581 (handwritten in black ink) \ SERIE DB BR 23 (handwritten in black ink) \ NR 22 (handwritten in black ink) \ Made in West Germany
The collection, assembled over 30 years from the 1970s to the 1990s, holds 10 000+ models of locomotives, carriages and wagons. The collection is in excellent – often mint – condition. The models were collected by Mr Marsden Williams, who was born, raised and spent his life in the Wollongong area. Mr Williams was a business man who was renowned for philanthropy, he was an intensely private man, who nevertheless was well connected across the Australian business world. His 40 year fascination for model railways reflected his own interest in precision engineering, and his financial success allowed him to pursue his interest to a remarkable extent.